ZRA completes pilot mineral production reporting system-Kingsley Chanda

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Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda
Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has completed the piloting of the Mineral Production Reporting Monitoring System with the major mines on the Copperbelt and North-Western provinces.

ZRA Commissioner General, Kingsley Chanda said the testing and piloting of the Mineral Production Reporting Module has been successfully conducted with the major mining companies and will be launched soon.

Responding to a media press query, Mr. Chanda said once launched and fully operational, the Mineral Production Reporting System will substitute the current manual process were mining companies travel to Lusaka to submit their monthly returns.

Mr. Chanda stated that the Mineral Production Reporting tool, which is part of the Mineral Output Statistical Evaluation System (MOSES) will enable mines to do online submission of the mandatory monthly Mineral Production reports to the Ministry of Mines and other Government Agencies.

He noted that the piloting and testing of the Mineral Production Reporting Tool was done in four phases saying the first phase involved the piloting and training of users at Lubambe Copper Mines, Chambishi Copper Smelter and Luanshya Copper Mines.

“The mining companies in the second pilot included Chibuluma Copper Mine, NFCA Copper Mining Company and Sino Metals. The third phase of the pilot drew the three mining companies from North-western province; FQM Kalumbila Copper Mine, Lumwana Copper Mining and FQM Kansanshi Mine while the fourth and final phase was conducted with Konkola Copper Mine, Mopani Copper Mine and Chambishi Metals”, stated Chanda.

The rolling out of the Mineral Production Reporting System comes at the time when President Edgar Lungu has been calling for the implementation of the mineral production monitoring mechanism to enable government get full view of the Mineral Value Chain.

The project’s primary task is to design and implement a multi-institutional, multi-purpose and multi-stakeholder framework for monitoring of the country’s mineral value chain from exploration to export.

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7 COMMENTS

    • Incapacity to collect the actual taxes from the mining sector is the main reason for our poverty and lack of development. I do not know much about the Mineral Production Monitoring System, but I’ve a concern about “… Once fully launched and operational it would substitute the current system where mining companies travel to Lusaka to submit their monthly returns”

      The crux of the matter is that ZRA should have a permanent office at EVERY MINE to record the DAILY, WEEKLY and MONTHLY ore production records. The tonnage of processed copper can always be reconciled with the ore production trends to avoid the rampant cheating that currently going on. I hope also that it ZRA officials who will be loading this data on the system, and NOT THE MINES THEMSELVES.

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  1. The monitoring of the production from the mines using this tool without the physical presence of Government officials is half-baked. In the DRC there is a Government official at every operating mine who daily monitors operations at the mine especially weighbridge operations and sends reports directly to the Government. The mines will continue posting false figures via this tool and continue to avoid paying correct taxes.

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    • # JC – good point. It is a good idea to have patriotic Zambians from the Government to report production levels on a rotational basis. In my view, these big mines should monitored vigorously as they are masters of tax evasion. A balancing act is important as overtaxing small and struggling zambian businesses is very counter-productive.

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  2. Big Mines report false figures big time. A permanent Office for a govt based Metallurgist on every mine watched over by Anti-corruption, Dec and and OP is only way to go, this is because these guys are capable of corrupting the guy so that he reports false figures hence the need for these agencies to watch over him.

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  3. “A permanent Office for a govt based Metallurgist on every mine watched over by Anti-corruption, Dec and and OP is only way to go, this is because these guys are capable of corrupting the guy so that he reports false figures hence the need for these agencies to watch over him.” Hahahahaha I laughed very much. I was thinking the very same thing, but Zambians tend to be corrupt even before the appointment. So you ideas of having the OP, DEC, ACC and National service watch over them is good.

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